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Boston rallies to support Puerto Rico

October 13, 2017
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After Hurricane Maria brought catastrophic damage to the island of Puerto Rico, Jamaica Plain’s own state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, along with other Boston organizations, have come together to support the people of Puerto Rico through donations of food, items, and money. Grassroots Fundraising The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts Incorporated (PRFM) hosted a grassroots...

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Residents have questions on transportation plan

September 29, 2017
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Boston Transportation Department recently held the first JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan public meeting to discuss transportation around the Washington Street and Columbus Avenue corridor. Representatives of the City gave an initial presentation of the scope of the project, but attendees were skeptical about the potential funding, the definition of the study area, and management...

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Residentes tienen preguntas sobre el plan de transporte

September 29, 2017
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El departamento de transporte de Boston últimamente presentó su primera reunión pública sobre el Plan de Acción de Transporte JP/Rox para hablar sobre el transporte en Washington Street y Columbus Avenue. Representantes de la Ciudad presentó el alcance del proyecto, pero los asistentes se mostraron escépticos sobre la financiación, la definición del área del...

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Crime Watch

September 29, 2017
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In September, a Jamaica Plain resident was sentenced for distributing cocaine and heroin for a Boston street gang, and a Boston Police sergeant detective at District E-13 pleaded guilty to making false statements to fly armed on personal trips. Francisco Arias, a distributor for Boston street gang Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD), was sentenced to...

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Real Estate Today: State of the JP market

September 29, 2017
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The state of the local real estate market always seems to be of concern to residents of Jamaica Plain and beyond. As Jamaica Plain becomes an increasingly popular neighborhood, the Gazette reached out to local real estate agents to find out the latest updates. In recent years, Jamaica Plain has been a seller’s market....

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Local organizations against rescinding DACA

September 21, 2017
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The City of Boston and local organizations have denounced the federal government’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, deeming it “cruel” and a “betrayal.” DACA, a program put in place by President Obama by means of an executive order, protects nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to...

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No ruling on Allandale lawsuit

September 21, 2017
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After a hearing was held on Sept. 7, the Suffolk Country Superior Court has not yet issued a ruling over the City of Boston’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by a group of abutters over the 64 Allandale St. project. The hearing was the first pre-trial hearing in the Allandale Woods Coalition lawsuit against...

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Ward 10 Democrats endorse Walsh for mayor

September 21, 2017
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The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a portion of Jamaica Plain, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release. The committee cited Walsh’s “record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality education,” as reasons for their endorsement, according to the...

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City, BPS teachers reach agreement on contract

September 21, 2017
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After an 18-month negotiation, the Boston Public Schools and Boston Teachers Union have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, according to a press release. The agreement includes improvements to wages, parental leave policies, and hiring processes. The contract, which retroactively covers the 2016 to 2017 school year as well as the 2017 to...

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Footlight Club kicks off its 141st season

September 21, 2017
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Telling the story of the Neverland that you never knew, The Footlight Club’s 141st Season Opener “Peter and the Starcatcher” opens in Jamaica Plain on Sept. 16, according to a press release. Award winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” is the prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. It tells the story of orphans that defeat...

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